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LACMA Los Angeles

LACMA Is Still One of Los Angeles’ Favorite Museums

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (i.e., LACMA) is the most photographed museum in Los Angeles.  The reasons are Urban Light and the Rain Room. Compare The 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles: 1001 Ideas Price $15.18 $23.00 Free shipping 55 new from $13.41 45 used from $10.52 […]
Maude Los Angeles Maude Restaurant

Curtis Stone’s Maude Restaurant & Its Changing Menu

MAUDE LOS ANGELES: Maude Restaurant is celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s restaurant in Beverly Hills.  It has won several awards and being named as one of the best new restaurants.  Compare Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat What's for Dinner?: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life Price $17.69 $35.00 Free […]
MOCA Los Angeles

MOCA Los Angeles: Geffen Contemporary

MOCA Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art (i.e., MoCA) is one of Los Angeles’ favorite museums.  It probably only trails LACMA because of the lanterns. Compare Stay Up!: Los Angeles Street Art Guerrilla Tacos: Recipes from the Streets of L.A. Price $28.41 $35.00 Free shipping 10 new from $21.71 20 used from $11.50 as of […]
SharksTeeth Los Angeles

Is SharksTeeth Worth Sinking Your Teeth?

SharksTeeth Los Angeles: SharksTeeth is a weekly popup restaurant in Los Angeles.  It has gain a large following through its exclusiveness. Compare The Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Street Food:: A History from Tamaleros to Taco Trucks (American Palate) Price $20.40 $30.00 Free shipping 47 new from […]
Providence LA

Providence Los Angeles: Definitely One Of Best LA Restaurants

Providence Los Angeles: Providence was one of the 4 restaurants in Los Angeles to received 2 stars from the Michelin Guide.   However, Michelin hasn’t rated Los Angeles since 2009.  Compare The Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Street Food:: A History from Tamaleros to Taco Trucks (American […]
Best places to eat in LA or OC

Best places to eat in LA or OC? 

Los Angeles and Orange County has become a haven for foodies in the recent years.  It's adding to its diverse array of arts, culture and landmarks.
Yakiyan Hacienda Heights

Yakiyan & East Los Angeles’ Yakiniku

Yakiyan has made a lot of noise lately around Los Angeles.  Well, it’s actually Hacienda Heights to be exact.  It’s the new yakiniku restaurant in town and everyone is raving about it.  However, there’s some truth to be told about the hype. Compare Robata: Japanese Home Grilling Fire Sense Large Yakatori Charcoal Grill Price $23.79 […]
n/naka los angeles

N/Naka & LA’s Modern “Kaiseki”

n/naka Los Angeles: N/Naka gain a lot of popularity with its Chef’s Table episode on Netflix.  The episode follows chef Niki Nakayama, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, through her kitchen and how she expresses herself through her cooking. Compare Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto's Kikunoi Restaurant Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art Price […]
Maccheroni Republic Los Angeles

Maccheroni Republic & Los Angeles Best Italian Ristorante

Maccheroni Republic is one of the notable Italian restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles.  The other two are Bestia and Factory Kitchen.  Each providing different styles of what they consider Italian. Compare Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking How To Eataly: A Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Italian Food Price $33.96 $49.95 Free shipping 55 new from $30.00 […]
Factory Kitchen Los Angeles

Factory Kitchen & DTLA

Factory Kitchen is one of the notable Italian restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles.  The other two are Bestia and Maccheroni Republic.  Each providing different styles of what they consider Italian. Compare PastaCheese Fresh Cavatelli Pasta, 13 Ounce (Pack of 4) KitchenAid KSMPEXTA Gourmet Pasta Press Attachment with 6 Interchangeable Pasta Plates Price $35.35 $36.05 1 new […]
Chego Los Angeles

Chego Is My Guilty Pleasure

Chego is the creation of the Roy Choi. Roy Choi is the mastermind behind Kogi.  Kogi is the food truck who revolutionized the food scene by using Twitter to let his customers know where they would be at for the night.  In other words, Roy Choi is the father of the gourmet food truck movement. Compare […]
Urasawa Los Angeles

Urasawa & Its Hefty Price Tag

Hiro Urasawa was an apprentice of Masayoshi Takayama.  Masayoshi Takayama is the chef behind New York’s Masa.  Masa is the only sushi restaurant in the US with 3 Michelin stars.  However, Urasawa was awarded 2 Michelin stars back in 2009 and Michelin has failed to come back since.  Compare Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto's […]
Shunji Los Angeles

Shunji & Los Angeles High-End Sushi Scene

Shunji is apart of the Los Angeles’ Michelin bloodline.  The restaurant’s head chef is Shunji Nakao; Shunji Nakao and his brother, Tetsuya Nakao, are the two masterminds behind the 2008-09 Michelin rated Asanebo in Studio City.   Compare Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto's Kikunoi Restaurant Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art Price $38.57 $45.00 Free […]
Bestia Los Angeles

Bestia & LA’s Favorite Restaurant

Bestia is probably one of Los Angeles’ most beloved restaurants.  It’s the perfect example of a quasi-essential “LA” restaurant.  It’s trendy.  It’s hip.  It’s lively.  It’s crowded.   It’s always fully booked.  It’s located in Downtown and the food is pretty good.   Everyone and their mama raves about Bestia.  Los Angeles loves Bestia like Angelinos love […]
El Chato Taco Truck Los Angeles

El Chato Taco Is LA’s Undisputed Taco King

El Chato Taco is the BEST tacos in Los Angeles.  When I used to live in Westwood, I drove by El Chato Taco every other day heading to and coming back from Los Angeles’ Koreatown and Downtown.   Compare Guerrilla Tacos: Recipes from the Streets of L.A. Tacos: Recipes and Provocations Price $16.95 $30.00 Free […]
Yojie Fondue Shabu Shabu

Yojie Fondue Shabu Shabu Can Do or No Can Do?

Yojie Fondue Shabu Shabu has been on my list to check out since I started working in DTLA again.  It’s located in an odd area and off of the main areas in DTLA on Olympic and Grand.  It’s a large restaurant especially in DTLA where space is limited like quality reviews and people who actually […]
Nozawa Bar los Angeles

Nozawa Bar. Reclaim Glory or Not?

Nozawa Bar was considered the best omakase in LA when it was located in Studio City and before the SugarFish chain. There were numerous stories of Nozawa being a sushi “nazi” and even kicking Brad Pitt out for doing something he did not approve. Compare Easy Sushi 8507 3.5 cm Roller, 1.4", Black The Complete […]